Mercer University

Macon, GA

Mercer University

Macon, GA

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Tuition & Fees

$37,808

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
670
25th
600
75th
670
25th
580
75th
33
25th
24
75th
28
25th
24
75th
31
25th
25
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undergraduateRatios

36%

male

64%

female

13

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,417
Declined 1,234
Total Received 5,651
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Private

5,420

undergraduate students

4,513

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Founded in 1833, Mercer University is a private comprehensive research university. Its 150-acre campus is located in Macon, 85 miles south of Atlanta.

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Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 9,933
Established in 1833
Coeducational Coeducational

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150-acre campus in Macon (population: 153,095), 85 miles south of Atlanta; branch campus in Atlanta. Served by air and bus; major airport and train serve Atlanta. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Small-medium city

Mercer University
1501 Mercer University Drive
Macon, GA
31207-0001

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
78%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
93%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
36%
Top 1/4
68%
Top 1/2
92%
Bottom 1/2
8%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
670
25th
600
75th
670
25th
580
75th
33
25th
24
75th
28
25th
24
75th
31
25th
25

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
Common application accepted Yes
Application deadline (priority deadline) February 1
Application deadline (final deadline) July 1
School has early action program Yes
Early action program application deadline November 1; Early Action II deadline: December 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Considered if submitted

Moderately Selective

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,417
Declined 1,234
Total Received 5,651

Admissions Factors

Required

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Secondary School GPA

Recommended

Secondary School Rank

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Recommendations

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

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Financial Aid

93%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$23,635

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $37,508
Room $6,420
Board $6,650
Additional fees $300
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $52,078
Average Financial Aid - $23,635
Total with Avg. Aid $28,443

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Financial Aid Office


P: 800 637-2378
F: 478 301-2671

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Beach volleyball yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Lacrosse yes yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Tennis yes yes
Track and field outdoor yes
Track and field x country yes yes
Volleyball yes

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Southern Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes yes
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing. yes
African-American/Black Studies. yes
Anthropology, General. yes
Art/Art Studies, General. yes
Athletic Training/Trainer. yes
Biochemistry. yes
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Biomedical Sciences, General. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other. yes yes
Business/Commerce, General. yes yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Chemistry, Other. yes
Civil Engineering, General. yes yes
Clinical Psychology. yes
Community Health and Preventive Medicine. yes
Computer Engineering, General. yes
Computer Programming, Specific Platforms. yes
Computer Science. yes
Computer Software Engineering. yes
Computer and Information Sciences, Other. yes
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance. yes
Conducting. yes
Counseling Psychology. yes yes
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services. yes
Creative Writing. yes
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration. yes yes
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies. yes
Criminology. yes
Curriculum and Instruction. yes
Divinity/Ministry. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
Economics, General. yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes yes
Electrical and Electronics Engineering. yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes yes
Engineering, General. yes
Engineering, Other. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
English/Language Arts Teacher Education. yes
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies. yes
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering. yes
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing. yes
Finance, General. yes
Fine/Studio Arts, General. yes
French Language and Literature. yes
German Language and Literature. yes
Graphic Design. yes
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator. yes
Health/Health Care Administration/Management. yes
History, General. yes
Homeland Security. yes
Human Resources Development. yes
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General. yes
Informatics. yes
Information Science/Studies. yes
Information Technology. yes
International Business/Trade/Commerce. yes
International Policy Analysis. yes
International Relations and Affairs. yes
Journalism. yes
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching. yes yes
Keyboard Instruments. yes
Latin Language and Literature. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management. yes
Management Science. yes
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other. yes
Marketing, Other. yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling. yes
Mass Communication/Media Studies. yes
Mathematics Teacher Education. yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Mechanical Engineering. yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes yes
Music Performance, General. yes yes
Music Teacher Education. yes
Music, General. yes
Music, Other. yes
Neuroscience. yes
Nursing Science. yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other. yes
Philosophy, Other. yes
Philosophy. yes
Physician Associate/Assistant. yes
Physics, General. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies. yes
Psychology, General. yes
Public Health, General. yes yes
Regional Studies (U.S., Canadian, Foreign). yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes
Religious/Sacred Music. yes
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education. yes
Secondary Education and Teaching. yes
Social Sciences, General. yes yes
Social Studies Teacher Education. yes
Sociology, General. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes
Statistics, General. yes
Technical and Scientific Communication. yes
Theology/Theological Studies. yes
Women's Studies. yes

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Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors
  • Weekend College

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Other

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

9,933

total students

87%

in-state

13%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

55%

5,420
students

Female
64%
3,462

Male
36%
1,958

45%

4,513
students

Female
66%
3,001

Male
34%
1,512

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

82%

4,430
students

Female
61%
2,718

Male
39%
1,712

18%

990
students

Female
75%
744

Male
25%
246

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
30%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
45%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

3%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 3.40
College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: April 15

Spring: November 15

Summer: March 15

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

32

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 38
Countries most often represented Canada
France
India
Saudi Arabia
Vietnam
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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